Marginal Costs of Managing Endangered Species:The Case of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

This case study of red-cockaded woodpecker management in the Croatan National Forest in North Carolina demonstrates that a schedule of opportunity costs for endangered species management (1) is easy to calculate and (2) can help clarify management and policy alternatives The study also shows that the greatest gains from biological research Will come from Improved understandmg of how the woodpecker chooses new habitat Finally, It shows, In this case, management of endangered species need not impose large costs on society


Issue Date:
1989
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/138176
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 41, Number 2
Total Pages:
8




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